Herb Formulas Notebook

Tian Ma San

(Gastrodia Powder)

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Source: Precious Mirror of Health (Yuan Dynasty)
Author: Luo Tian-Yi

Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Wind-Phlegm harassing the upper body

Key Symptoms: Hemiplegia, deviated eyes and mouth, difficult speech

Tian Ma
Ban Xia
Fu Ling
Bai Zhu

Preparation: Grind equal amounts into a fine powder and take in 3-4g doses as a draft with decocted Sheng Jiang.

Actions: Strengthens the Spleen, dispels Dampness, transforms Phlegm, extinguishes Wind

This is essentially the same as Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang without Ju Hong, Gan Cao and Da Zao. Its pathomechanism is identical meaning these two can be considered interchangeable.

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